Song of the Month: Sloan, Unkind

I was having a bit of trouble picking a song for this month. Then it occurred to me that I’d started out the month by referencing a Sloan lyric, so why not share a Sloan song? (Though, ironically, the song I’m sharing is not the one I referenced.)

Sloan is sometimes referred to as “the Canadian Beatles” (or at least my father is always calling them that), due to their upbeat power pop sound. They’re an interesting band in that their music has never stoked the kind of fervent passion in me that, say, Metric or Chvrches does, but at the same time, I can’t think of a single Sloan song I don’t like.

Considering Sloan has been around basically forever and has a massive library, that does tell you something. They’re nothing if not consistent.

Unkind is one of my favourites of theirs, but really, you can’t go wrong with anything they’ve done.


Song of the Month: Grimes, We Appreciate Power

For this month’s song, I’m going for some more Canadian content, the recently released single We Appreciate Power by Montreal’s Grimes.

I could try to describe this song, but it’d be a waste of time for all concerned. Grimes is… unique. I usually like her music, but I also know she may not be for everyone.

Give it a try. You’ll probably either love it or hate it.

This is a great song to listen to while I’m working on my TSW homebrew for Dungeons and Dragons.